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Posted on April 18, 2023

Explore Gestalt Language Processing

‘I’ll be back’ and ‘you’re welcome’ are phrases containing sounds which the majority of people process in chunks, or as gestalts, but what about the people who process everything they hear in chunks? How do they learn language? How can we support them best with AAC?

Smartboxers Kerry (Head of Training) and Becky (SLT) explore the two different types of language processing, Gestalt Language Processing and Analytical Language Processing.

They will also provide practical ideas on how you can support a Gestalt Language processor who uses AAC through Grid software. The webinar is designed for beginners and is intended to share useful tips which get you thinking.

Why attend?

  • Find out more about language processing models
  • Understand how Gestalt and Analytical language processing differ
  • Gather practical tips and adaptions you can make in Grid to support a gestalt AAC user
  • The floor is yours! Ask clarifying questions to guide your understanding and successfully implement what you learn in Grid

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Join the Webinar on 11 May at 10:30am (BST), 11:30am (CET), 7:00pm (ACST)

This Webinar will be recorded and available to view after the event.

Kerry Vacara

Head of training at Smartbox, Kerry helps people get started with Grid and builds on the skill sets of professionals around the world.

Becky Martin

Clinical AAC Specialist (SLT) at Smartbox, Becky works with AAC users on a daily basis to help them get the most from their communication aids.


What can Core and Pragmatic based AAC offer a Gestalt Language Processor?

Our blog post compares both approaches for various communication needs and goals.

Find out more


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